Classic Goosebumps #4: The Haunted Mask [NOOK Book]

Overview

Discover the original, bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with bonus features!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!
Carly Beth thinks she's found the best Halloween mask ever. With ...
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Classic Goosebumps #4: The Haunted Mask

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Overview

Discover the original, bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children's book series of all time. Now with bonus features!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You'll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!
Carly Beth thinks she's found the best Halloween mask ever. With yellow-green skin and long animal fangs, the mask terrifies the entire neighborhood. Before long, it has a surprising effect on Carly Beth, too. She tries to take it off . . . but it won't budge!
Halloween is almost over, but fright night is just beginning.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545405799
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Classic Goosebumps , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 125,077
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine began career as an author writing short stories and joke books -- but in the early 1990's, he introduced the wildly popular Goosebumps series. The books sold millions of copies, and made reading frighteningly fun again for kids.

Biography

Goosebumps cast a spell upon children by transforming even the most reluctant students into avid readers. Despite the fact that almost every book has a different collection of characters, the series has one common element that kids can't get enough of: the author!

However believable his plots seem to his readers, Stine insists he has never lived one of his stories. "I've never turned into a bee -- I've never been chased by a mummy or met a ghost. But many of the ideas in my books are suggested by real life. For example, one Halloween my son, Matt, put a mask on and then had trouble pulling it off. That gave me the idea for The Haunted Mask."

Although he never experienced terror first hand, he did enjoy reading about it. "When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous. I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I wouldn't miss any of these comic books. I had no hair at all when I was a kid!"

His ideas came from two sources: his memory and his imagination. "When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books." He also keeps a tribal mask and a skeleton hanging in his writing studio to provide eerie surroundings. Although he handles the writing by himself, Stine says he gets "lots of help from my editors, my readers, and my friends."

Kids reading Goosebumps may be looking for a scare, but the laughs they get are no accident. Before he was R. L., he was Jovial Bob, author of such works as 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol and editor of Bananas magazine. His ability to know what kids will laugh at , as well as what will frighten them, makes the Goosebumps series all the more enjoyable for his readers.

Stine started writing when he was 9 years old! He would write stories and jokes on an old typewriter and hand them out at school. "The teacher would grab them and take them away," Stine says, "but I kept doing it." He wrote for his high school newspaper in Columbus Ohio. After graduating from Ohio State University, he moved to New York City, where he worked on a variety of writing jobs.

Although his books are fun and exciting, writing them is serious stuff. He treats writing "...like a job." To unwind after work he enjoys playing the pinball machine conveniently located in his own apartment.

For aspiring authors, Stine feels reading is as important as writing. He offers this advice: "If you want to be a writer, don't worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles. You can learn all kinds of ways to say things." As a boy he read Norse legends, Greek myths, Edgar Allan Poe and baseball stories. "And Mad Magazine changed my life." Author biography courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Good To Know

In our interview with Stine, he shared some fun and fascinating facts with us:

"My first job in New York was making up fake interviews with movie and TV stars for a group of six movie magazines. I never spoke to the stars I wrote about. I wrote three-to-four "interviews" a day, all out of my imagination."

"'I've written over 300 books but I never learned to type. I use only one finger, the pointer on my left hand -- that's all. Three hundred books on one finger! The finger is very ugly now -- completely bent and curled and callused. When I show it to audiences, they can't believe it! This is my sacrifice for my art!"

"Sometimes kids show up at my country house and ask if my son Matt can come out and play. That's because they saw him mentioned in the back of my books. But they're very disappointed when he comes to the door -- because Matt is in his mid-twenties now! They were reading very old books! Matt is a musician, composer, and sound designer. You can hear his music at my web site, www.rlstine.com."

"I hope my readers get a chance to see my 4-D movie, R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse. The movie stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lea Thompson, Weird Al, and others. You can find it playing at four parks: SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia. Watch out -- you might get very wet!"

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    1. Also Known As:
      Robert Lawrence Stine; Jovial Bob Stine
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 8, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Columbus, Ohio
    1. Education:
      B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    The winner says....

    If you are looking for a scary book you have come to the right place! VERY SCARY!!!!!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Awesome

    This was the best book I have read the whole searies.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2012

    This book is the stuff.

    I prefer this book for teens and kid the ages 8 and up to read this book.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    Wow

    The mask of doom attacks

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Good

    It is a good book for people who luv scary stuff n r R.L Stine fans!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2009

    Really Scary

    It's fun to read and it is also exciting and thrilling. I think anyone who likes scary books should read this. For some people this book may be challenging but it is still a fun book to read!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2007

    A reviewer

    Face to face with a nightmare... How ugly is Carly Beth's Halloween mask? It's so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. So terrifying that even her friends are totally freaked out by it. It's the best Halloween mask ever. It's everything Carly Beth hoped it would be. And more. Maybe too much more. Because Halloween is almost over. And Carly Beth is still wearing that special mask...

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    The best book I have ever read

    It was a shocker that she trusted him an th mask sruck to he face and just woulnt come off

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2011

    I think this book is going to be awesome

    I've read the goosebumps horrorland the huanted mask and it was a cool book so i think this kind of book is going to be cool

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    Totally Awsome!!!

    A great book. I loved this book. Iordered this book from Barnes & Noble. When I finally got it, I wanted to read it right away, but at the time I was reading The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight. I read The Haunted Mask after I finished it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    great!

    my son really emjoys reading this series. So great!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Errrtt

    Its a okay book. Its just really short and the whole book isnt scary. Its kinda bizzare.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Gosee

    100%SCARY SHOW AND BOOK AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    I never read this book but i like why i quit zombie school

    I love why i quit zombie school it isbalsome i have never read the hunted mask

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Me

    Im in love with this book evry1

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Cooooooooooolllllllllll

    I like the beggning because how R.L stine deatailed the two girls were having as a fight

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Scream! -A

    Ok, this book is awesome!!!!! I love it!!!! I love it so much! Owwwww!!!! I LOVE IT!! And you have to read The Scream of Haunted Mask!

    -A

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Great

    It is good

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2006

    the best ever

    this is like the best goosebumps book or storie i have ever read i love it so much this is to the people who dont really read goosebumps should read tem im still working on reading all these goosebump books i have in my room even know i hate reading so much i love reading goosebumps haha one day when i 1st seen goosebumps my friend had a book calld goosebumps i asked what book it was they said its goosebumps i said let me read it they let me read it so i read it and loved it so i started reading more and more of them I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2005

    HELL BOY

    IT IS AN OUTSTANDING EFFORT BY STINE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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